Press Release

Box Score | Philadelphia Union 2, Chicago Fire 2

The Philadelphia Union kicked off the 2024 MLS season with a 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire FC Saturday night at Subaru Park. In the first half, Brian Gutierrez scored in the 39th minute to put Chicago in the lead. The Union responded in the 55th minute when forward Mikael Uhre put away Homegrown midfielder Quinn Sullivan’s cross. In the 82nd minute, Fabian Herbers scored to regain the lead for Chicago. In stoppage time, midfielder Daniel Gazdag put away a header from midfielder Jose Martinez to level the score.  

The Union hosts Deportivo Saprissa at Subaru Park in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Round One on Tuesday, February 27th (8:15 p.m. ET / FS2).

Philadelphia Union 2 – Chicago Fire FC 2
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, February 24, 2024


Referee: Muhammad Hassan
Assistant Referees: Bryan Conetta, Seun Yinka-Kehinde
Fourth Official: Kyle Johnston
VAR: Mark Geiger
Weather: 34 degrees and clear.


CHI – Brian Gutierrez (Herbers, Shaqiri) 39’
PHI – Mikael Uhre (Sullivan, Gazdag) 55’
CHI – Fabian Herbers (Gutierrez) 82’
PHI – Daniel Gazdag (Martinez, Bedoya) 90’+3’


CHI – Mauricio Pineda (caution) 45’
CHI – Chris Brady (caution) 69’
PHI – Jose Martinez (caution) 86’


Philadelphia Union: Oliver Semmle; Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel; Jose Martinez, Jack McGlynn (Alejandro Bedoya 79’) , Quinn Sullivan, Daniel Gazdag; Michael Uhre, Julian Carranza.

Substitutes not used: Holden Trent; Olivier Mbaizo, Jack Elliott, Jesus Bueno, Jeremy Rafanello, Markus Anderson, Tai Baribo, Chris Donovan.

Chicago Fire FC: Chris Brady, Andrew Gutman {Chase Gasper 5’(Jonathan Dean 73’)} , Rafael Czichos, Mauricio Pineda, Allan Arigoni, Gastón Giménez, Fabian Herbers, Maren Haile-Selassie, Xherdan Shaqiri (Kellyn Acosta 73’), Brian Gutiérrez (Federico Navarro 88’), Hugo Cuypers (Tom Barlow 88’).

Substitutes not used: Chris Mueller, Wyatt Omsberg, Spencer Richey, Georgios Koutsias.


  • he Union made one change to the Starting XI from Tuesday's Concacaf Champions Cup Round One match at Deportivo Saprissa.
  • Goalkeeper Oliver Semmle makes his Union debut with his start in net, becoming the 15th goalkeeper to start an MLS match for the club.
  • The Union lineup ties the club record of homegrowns to start the league opener with Nathan Harriel, Quinn Sullivan and Jack McGlynn selected to start. The last time three homegrowns started at MLS opener was 2020 at FC Dallas with Matt Real, Mark McKenzie and Brenden Aaronson.
  • Midfielder Daniel Gazdag makes his 90th appearance for the Union.
  • Forward Mikael Uhre notched his 23rd career MLS goal, becoming the eighth-highest goal scorer in club history.
  • Homegrown midfielder Quinn Sullivan registered his first MLS assist of the season.